Woman Sent to Hospital Following Auto-Ped Accident on SPI

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Authorities on South Padre Island are investigating an early morning auto-pedestrian accident that sent one woman to the hospital.

Police said the 59-year-old was hit by a minivan as she ran across Padre Blvd. just after 1:00 a.m.

The driver of the minivan, 64-year-old Paul Michael Earnhart, was taken into custody. He’s charged with intoxication assault.

The woman is in critical condition at Valley Regional Hospital.


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